Special Issue "Research in Shape Memory Polymer"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 October 2023) | Viewed by 2292
Interests: shape memory polymer/composite materials; wetting control; adhesion control; smart gel
Interests: metal nanomaterials; materials in protection of cultural relics
Interests: mechanical design of smart deployable structures
Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are a type of smart material that can memorize one or more temporary shapes and be recovered to their original permanent shapes under external stimuli. They are popular and extensively used in many applications, such as aerospace engineering, flexible electronics, dry adhesion, infiltration control, soft robotics, and biomedical devices. In this Special Issue, we focus on recent progress in the broad field of “shape memory materials and applications”. Submissions of in situ experimental measurements and theoretical calculations are encouraged. High-quality original research and review articles in these fields are welcome for submission to this Special Issue. The potential topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Multiple shape memory polymers and applications;
- Two-way shape memory polymers and applications;
- Shape memory foam and applications;
- Novel shape memory composites and applications;
- Shape memory hydrogel and applications;
- 4D printing;
- Shape memory mechanism research.
Dr. Dongjie Zhang
Dr. Qixing Xia
Dr. Qiang Tao
Dr. Haiyang Zhang
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- shape memory polymer
- shape memory mechanism
- 4D printing
- shape memory hydrogel